Today was the biggest day for Bonnaroo news since the unveiling of the initial lineup in February. After months of speculation, the daily schedule was finally released. A number of artist additions were announced, including a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. And for those who only want to do part of the Bonnaroo weekend, single day passes went on sale.
The biggest news of the day was the release of the daily schedule. While a number of artists had already been confirmed for certain days due to the release of touring schedules, the unveiling of placement and set times is highly anticipated for fans wanting to plan for conflicts early. The schedule contained no major surprises. Kanye West will anchor the first full day of Bonnaroo on Friday, with Vampire Weekend pre-headlining the What Stage and Phoenix closing out the Which Stage. Jack White will headline Saturday, with Lionel Richie pre-headlining the What Stage and Cut Copy closing the Which Stage. As was already announced on the BLAM!, Elton John will close out the festival on Sunday, with a What Stage lead in from The Avett Brothers and a Which Stage closer from Wiz Khalifa.
While Bonnaroo had already announced which acts would be holding down their coveted Late Night slots, the placement remained a mystery until today's lineup release. The biggest Late Night slots, on Which Stage, will be held by Ice Cube and Skrillex on Friday and The Flaming Lips and Kaskade on Saturday. Each day will have its own Superjam as Friday will have the still shrouded in mystery "? Superjam" and Saturday will have the "Skrillex and Friends Superjam", both as Late Night Sets, while Sunday will see the Bluegrass Situation Superjam in That Tent just before Elton John.
But the lineup wasn't all Bonnaroo had up its sleeve. It also announced several artist additions. Black Pistol Fire and Royal Teeth were announced as the winners of Bonnaroo's Sonicbids contest. Also added as Club Stage acts were Bully, Arc Iris, and Jennifer Sullivan. But the biggest guest announcement came in the form of Led Zeppelin bassist and Rock and Roll of Fame member John Paul Jones, who will be joining blues man Seasick Steve for his What Stage opening set on Saturday.
Finally, Bonnaroo announced the return of single-day ticket and shuttle packages. These packages allow fans who don't want to spend the entire weekend at Bonnaroo to catch a shuttle down from Nashville for one day of the festival. Single day passes can be purchased here and are priced at $190 for General Admission Tickets and $225 for VIP Tickets. For the partial day's lineup on Thursday, single-day tickets are $125 for General Admission and $175 for VIP.